New hope for Parkinson's patients?

Imaging scientist, Alastair Martin, and neurosurgeon, Dr. Paul Larson, have teamed up to develop a way to perform Deep Brain Stimulation surgery that's more comfortable for the patients, more accurate and cuts the regular procedure time in half to 3 1/2 hours. The pair, working at the University of California in San Francisco perform DBI surgery while the patient is inside the MRI . The advantage to the procedure is that the patient does not have to be awake, it detects complications on the spot and allows for precise placement of the electrodes in the brain.

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